Altitude 64m a.s.l
Valley of the blind. Lion Rock. Cheddar © TimC123
Sunshine until mid-afternoon (Pride Evans Cliff is too low down to see the sun in mid-winter). Mostly hard and steep climbing. Mixture of sport and trad.
Collection of small crags on the North side of the gorge near the village. Lion Rock, Pride Evans Cave, and The Remnant.
All feature mostly hard and steep climbing and a mixture of sport and trad.
Climbing is allowed year round on most cliffs on the North side though the access situation is sensitive, due to the high visibility of these crags and the risk of stones being dislodged.
Don't approach The Remnant from the car park directly below - follow the path from Lion Rock.
Avoid Prospect Tier and the bay to its right during summer.
Check online with the BMC regional access database.
The north side of the Gorge is predominantly owned by the National Trust and mapped as Open Access land under the CRoW Act which give a right of access for climbers to use these crags all year. The Cheddar Gorge Access Map gives full details of climbing access throughout the Gorge.
The mapo references the latest guide to the Gorge - 'Cheddar Gorge Climbs' (M. Crocker, 2015), which has details of the popular crags on the north side and definitive details of restored routes on the south side. It is available from The Gorge Outdoors shop in Cheddar village, as well as other climbing and outdoor shops in the area.
Reason: Nesting Birds
Dogs should be kept under control on a lead at any crags on the north side of the Gorge.
The National Trust require any new bolting to be cleared with them first - please contact the BMC Access Team if you are considering any bolting work and so we can help in any approach to the Trust.